Sweden is proudly getting ready to host its inaugural TTR THREE(3)STAR Slopestyle event, the Rip Curl Seafun Invitational presented by DVS & Matix, this weekend 16th-18th February 2007, in snow-filled Kungsberget.
The first TTR event in Sweden since the sad demise of the infamous ‘Battle’ in Falun, the 7th edition of the Rip Curl Seafun Invitational presented by DVS & Matix promises to showcase the best of Swedish snowboarding along with a selection of European known names.
Up to 50 open spots are available for Friday’s qualification round. The top 15 riders from the qualifications will join an invitational crew of 30 for Saturday’s finals that includes recent 3rd place podium winner at FIVE(5)STAR Crans-Montana Champs Open by Rip Curl, Nils Arvidsson (SWE), along with co-patriots Tobias Karlsson (SWE), Michael Sandy (SWE), Kalle Ohlsson (SWE), Nicky Wieveg (SWE) & wildcard Mattias Nyberg (SWE). Scandinavians are also represented by Finland’s Jaako Ruha (FIN) & Petja Piiroinen (FIN) whilst Stian Annestad (NOR) carries the flag for Norway. Sublime snowboarders Pacome Allouis (FRA) & Julien Haricot (FRA) also join the field of riders looking to gain a contest win and the 550 TTR Ranking Points available towards their status on the TTR Ranking List presented by Swatch.